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Crazy story -

 

I was driving Uber when he was playing for Buffalo.   I actually picked him up the night before he quit during halftime.   I drove him to Chipotle, he ran in to grab food then I drove him back home.     He was a nice dude.. 

 

Very sad about what happened to him.

 

 

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1 hour ago, PromoTheRobot said:

Is it too soon for this?

 

 

 

Haha!  I've never seen that.

 

Think of the clarity he had in that moment to know, "I'm done and can't do this anymore." 

 

People give him ish for it, but that had to be a profound and powerful moment to have hit a player of his caliber like that.

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I wonder if he will have an autopsy. CTE related somehow maybe. drugs or suicide seem to fit the narrative. or a fall.  Terrible news

 

its sad no matter how you look at it. Prayers to his friends ex teammates and family. 

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2 minutes ago, muppy said:

I wonder if he will have an autopsy. CTE related somehow maybe. drugs or suicide seem to fit the narrative. or a fall.  Terrible news

 

its sad no matter how you look at it. Prayers to his friends ex teammates and family. 

 

Suicide doesnt mean CTE. Plenty of people commit suicide without CTE.

 

Guys have a tough time coping with life after the NFL even with working brains. It's a HUGE life change and at a relative early age.

 

Plus, there is a history of mental illness in that family. Vernon and Vontae's youngest brother was arrested for killing someone with a hammer, and attacking other random people, and was found not fit to stand trial. https://www.cbsnews.com/sanfrancisco/news/vernon-davis-brother-found-unfit-for-trial-in-deadly-d-c-hammer-attack/

 

 

1 hour ago, boyst said:

rip. too young.

 

mens mental health needs to be brought to the forefront. it is all too easily forgotten and ignored in the cacophony of humanity.

 

Need to completely reinstate the Mental Health Systems Act of 1980. Killing it was one of the worst things to happen to this country and a huge reason why we have the homeless and senseless killing issues we're currently faced with today.

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8 minutes ago, Beast said:

Looking back on it, maybe he was having issues all the way back when he was traded from Miami.

 

That video was heart breaking.

When he asked to call his Grandma and what they got for him in the trade?

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4 minutes ago, DrDawkinstein said:

 

Suicide doesnt mean CTE. Plenty of people commit suicide without CTE.

 

Guys have a tough time coping with life after the NFL even with working brains. It's a HUGE life change and at a relative early age.

 

Plus, there is a history of mental illness in that family. Vernon and Vontae's youngest brother was arrested for killing someone with a hammer, and attacking other random people, and was found not fit to stand trial. https://www.cbsnews.com/sanfrancisco/news/vernon-davis-brother-found-unfit-for-trial-in-deadly-d-c-hammer-attack/

This brought to memory when Junior Seau was found dead.  The community here was devastated. He was an NFL and San Diego icon.  And I totally agree that his mental issues may not have been CTE in Vontaes case.

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4 minutes ago, Matt_In_NH said:

When he asked to call his Grandma and what they got for him in the trade?

 

First thing I thought of when I read the article and it mentioned the house is in his grandmas name. ☹️

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Think he made a mistake retiring like that with no plans.  in 2023 he was arrested for drunk driving.  Some do not deal with retirement well.  At first professional job I had an employee retired after 30 years bur his car was spotted after hours in parking lot.  He was later found in one of the lesser used stairwells and evidently his heart failed bur he had no reported medical issues.

 

 

https://www.si.com/nfl/bills/news/buffalo-bills-vontae-davis-arrested-dui-police-indianapolis-colts-miami-dolphins-retired-at-halftime

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Former Buffalo Bills cornerback Vontae Davis was arrested in Florida Saturday night after being accused of driving under the influence, per multiple reports.

One report from WIVB in Buffalo says that Davis' "vehicle rear-ended a pick-up truck that was pulled over with a flat tire" in Hollywood, Fla., causing an injury to the driver. Davis was reportedly found asleep on the side of the road when police arrived, admitting that he had been drinking once questioned.

 

 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/nfl/article-13260575/Footage-Vontae-Davis-story-retired-HALFTIME-dead-Bills.html

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7News Miami say the property is registered in his grandmother's name but police referred to Davis as the owner. His death comes a year after he was found curled up asleep on the side of a highway after crashing his Tesla in South Florida.

 

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